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Rockies Notes: Christian Friedrich Making Progress in Rehab

Colorado Rockies starter Christian Friedrich dealt with lower back pain last season, which limited him to throwing only 14.2 innings in the minors.  In 2012, the left-hander made his MLB debut with the club, starting 16 games.  Friedrich is now making progress with the injury, according to Troy Renck.Photo By FalmouthCommodores via Flickr.comFriedrich, 26, had to alter his mechanics...
Via MLB Injury News
February 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Friedrich loss will create more ugly starts

Christian Friedrich's performance has been up and down during his rookie campaign. His ERA? Mostly up. The news that he is now lost for the season with a stress fracture in his back doesn't hurt him as much as it will Jim Tracy as he tries to manage more awful starting pitching. Friedrich's body will heal and he has some success now to build on as he tries to further...
Via The Baseball Page
August 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Colorado Rockies victims of their own theory

Christian Friedrich has shown some flashes of serious talent.The Colorado Rockies should apologize to Christian Friedrich and the rest of the starting pitching staff.On Saturday night at Coors Field, the rookie took the mound against the hottest team in baseball, the Cincinnati Reds. The lefty pitched his way through the first inning in just eight pitches, looking like he had his...
Via Rockies Review
July 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Exploring the Arsenal – Christian Friedrich

Exploring the Arsenal will run prior to each game, providing you with a brief scouting report on the starting pitcher expected to oppose the Pirates. The chart below shows the horizontal and vertical movement of every pitch thrown by that particular pitcher in 2012. This chart is from the catcher’s point of view. For a general guide to pitch types for a right-handed pitcher...
Via Pirates Prospects
July 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Colorado Rockies ridiculous theory burns them in loss to Padres

Friedrich was robbed of a win.Colorado Rockies general manager Dan O'Dowd insists that the third time through a batting lineup is when the most damage is done to a starting pitcher.That theory is what has shifted the way Rockies starting pitchers are handled, including Saturday night when Christian Friedrich was removed from the game after throwing five innings of one run baseball...
Via Rockies Review
July 01, 2012  |  1 Comment

Colorado Rockies shutout Diamondbacks behind Friedrich's gem

Friedrich looks like the real deal. His focus is incredible.Who says the Colorado Rockies have a starting pitching problem? No one is saying that after Christian Friedrich dominated the Arizona Diamondbacks, helping the club to a 4-0 win.Maybe the Rockies starting pitching issues were simply because the talent on the mound was pitching 60 miles south of Denver for the Colorado Springs...
Via Rockies Review
June 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Waiver Wire: Christian Friedrich, SP, Colorado Rockies

Not many people have heard of Colorado’s rookie starting pitcher Christian Friedrich.  Well, you better get to know him before the rest of your fantasy league does.  In his two starts after being called up from Triple-A Colorado Springs Friedrich is 1-0 with a 1.38 ERA and 17 Ks in 13 IP. In Friedrich’s first outing of the season against the Padres he went six innings, gave...
Via Win My Fantasy League
May 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Christian Friedrich: “Best Shaper” Makes Good

On March 5th, Christian Friedrich was inducted into the annual Best Shape Of His Life club thanks to this article from Thomas Harding: Even worse, he had bulked up to 240 pounds by the latter part of the season, partly because of his off-base workouts and partly because he had fallen into the habit of late-night meals. But this winter, Friedrich spent a week and a half training...
Via Fangraphs
May 15, 2012  |  Discuss

2012 Fantasy Baseball Rookie Report: Christian Friedrich standing tall in Colorado

CHRISTIAN FRIEDRICH (credits below) This week we take a look at two young lefties in Colorado and a two former major leaguer's sons who recently got the call.  SP- CHRISTIAN FRIEDRICH (COLORADO)- The 6'4" lefty continues to impress as he struck out 10 batters and allowed only one run last night in seven innings of work. In his first two starts Christian has a 1-0...
Via The Fantasy Fix
May 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Christian Friedrich dazzles in his Major League debut

Friedrich impressed in his debut.With the season hanging in the balance, the Colorado Rockies were forced to lean on a player who had never had his name on a Major League lineup card.With as much pressure as can come in a early May start, Friedrich's debut went off without a hitch.The former first round draft pick, who as late as last season was labeled a bust, pitched six strong...
Via Rockies Review
May 09, 2012  |  Discuss
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